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Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Surrounding

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Yann Novak promo image for Surrounding as part of Mediate Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Architecture at the de Young museum

Yann Novak image for Surrounding as part of Mediate Soundwave ((7)) Biennial: Architecture at the de Young museum

Hamon Education Tower—9th Floor

6 and 7 pm

Yann Novak presents Surrounding, a site-specific sound performance created for the Hamon Observation Tower at the de Young in San Francisco by artist Yann Novak. The performance incorporates field recordings captured throughout Golden Gate Park and performs synthesized sounds created to situate themselves within the field recordings. Surrounding is intended to echo the symbiotic relationship between the architecture of the de Young and Golden Gate Park while creating a deep and meditative listening environment to compliment the panoramic views of the Hamon Observation Tower.

Yann Novak is a sound and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, is informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness. His works can be experienced as audiovisual installations and performances, durational performances, architectural interventions, sound diffusions, concerts, and recorded sound works.

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